Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

French marigold

0141. Plant small French marigolds in a greenhouse of tomatoes for they ward off blight [New Longton, Lancashire, June 1993].

2. A tip for tomato growers: put a French marigold among the tomato plants in the greenhouse to keep greenfly away [Didcot, Oxfordshire, February 1991].

Images: main,  cultivated, Chinnor, Oxfordshire, September 2014; inset, planted amongst broad beans (Vicia faba), presumably to deter aphids, Brandy Hole Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, June 2015.